Marching On Together


Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Large cluster of almost 60 middle or large quakes off the coast of Chile calms down as massive Coronal hole turns away from Earth

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Yesterday 15 earthquakes of mag 4 or higher were recorded around the world with the biggest being a mag 5.2 off the coast of Chile.
Chile has been the center of a large cluster of quakes over recent days with nearly 60 quakes of mag 3.5 or higher with the highest being the mag 7.1 which was downgraded to a mag 6,9 on Tuesday, the cluster however appears to have calmed down since yesterday, see below.

The large Coronal hole on the Sun which is the main earthquake factor is now turning away from facing Earth, as a result, the chance of polar geomagnetic storms is subsiding from 35% today to no more than 10% by the weekend according to Spaceweather.com.
Solar wind speeds will soon return to background levels, see below.

Photo SDO
Where have all the major quakes gone? 
We are into the second half of April yet this year’s total so far is extraordinarily low, 2017 has recorded only 24 quakes of magnitude 6 or higher, this total is the lowest this century by a country mile at this stage of the year, see map below.

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Last year at this stage of the year almost 50 major quakes had been registered, 2015 was a very quiet start to the year but even so still had registered 40 major quakes by April 25th.


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